Criminal law (General law), Section 125: Intentional Serious Bodily Injury, Section 126: Intentional Moderate Bodily Injury, Section 139: Illegal Removal of Tissue and Organs from a Human Being, Section 174: Cruelty Towards and Violence Against a Minor
Section 125 (1)"intentional infliction of such bodily injury as is dangerous to life or has been the cause of loss of vision, hearing or any other organs or functions of organs, or mental or other health disorder, if it is associated with a general ongoing loss of ability to work to the extent of not less than one third, or has resulted in the termination of pregnancy, or has been manifested in irreparable facial disfigurement". Section 126 (1) "intentional infliction of such bodily injury which has resulted in continued health disorder or general ongoing loss of ability to work to the extent of less than one third". Section 139 "illegal removal of tissue or organs from a living or deceased human being". Section 174 (1) "For a person who commits cruel or violent treatment of a minor, if physical or mental suffering has been inflicted upon the minor and if such has been inflicted by persons upon whom the victim is financially or otherwise dependent."
Applicability of the principle of extraterritoriality
Yes. Criminal Law Section 4. Applicability of the Criminal Law Outside the Territory of Latvia: (1) Latvian citizens, non-citizens and foreigners who have a permanent residence permit for the Republic of Latvia, shall be held liable, in accordance with this Law, in the territory of Latvia for an offence committed in the territory of another state or outside the territory of any state regardless of whether it has been recognised as criminal and punishable in the territory of commitment. (2) Foreigners who do not have permanent residence permits for the Republic of Latvia and who have committed serious or especially serious crimes in the territory of another state which have been directed against the Republic of Latvia or against the interests of its inhabitants, shall be held criminally liable in accordance with this Law irrespective of the laws of the state in which the crime has been committed, if they have not been held criminally liable or committed to stand trial in accordance with the laws of the state where the crime was committed
Number of court cases
Number of FGM cases registered with judicial authorities
Availability of information collecting system or reports
Not specified. Information can be collected by police or child protection services. Information is regarded as sensitive.
Inga Melnace, Ministry of Justice, Deputy Head of Criminal Law Department
Date of entering into force